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Spiced Lentil Soup

  • Author: Stacey | Veggie Mama



  • 1 onion, peeled and diced finely
  • 1 carrot, diced finely
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 chilli, diced finely
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 2 bruised cardamom pods
  • 2 cups stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1.5 cups red lentils


  1. In a medium pot, saute the onion and carrot on medium heat in a little oil and butter a few minutes until soft.
  2. Add garlic and chilli, and cook for 1 minute. Add spices and cook 1 more minute until fragrant.
  3. Add liquid and lentils and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer 10-15 minutes until lentils are cooked and the soup is at a thickness you’re happy with. Either add extra lentils and cook a bit longer, or add more water.
  4. Taste for seasoning and return to a high heat quickly to bring the soup to the temperature you want.